36. An Engineer Recovers From A Malignant Brain Tumor

¡¡¡¡By a Falun Dafa Practitioner From China (Clearwisdom.Net)

¡¡¡¡I am an engineer working in an experimental field at the Headquarters of the General Staff. I had been doing scientific research in a very harsh environment for 18 years before my health broke down. In 1994 after having a CT scan in the No. 301 Hospital, I learned that I had a malignant brain tumor. Just a few days after the diagnosis, I was unable to move. I had the tumor surgically removed in an operation that took seven hours. 54 days later, when I was re-examined, the tumor had recurred. A 4cm x 3cm tumor was detected this time. By the 84th day the tumor was 6cm x 5cm. The doctors at the No.301 Hospital felt quite helpless and sent me home. My only choice was to wait for my death. My wife took the CT scans from before and after the surgery to another hospital for consultation. The director of brain surgery, an old professor, studied the file and told my wife, ¡±Do not cry. Since surgery can't remove it, the only choice is to try to keep it from getting worse.¡± My wife asked him how much time I had left. He said,¡± Based on the current situation, three months at the most.¡±

¡¡¡¡My wife refused to quit and consulted the Beijing Cancer Association. She was told of an anticancer powder that was particularly effective on brain tumors. With no other choice, I practiced qigong while taking the medication. The condition seemed to be better controlled, however, my work unit could not reimburse me for the medical expenses. I had to pay 800 yuan (An average urban worker earns about 500 yuan per month.) each month for the medication. The total salary my wife and I made together was only 850 yuan per month. Our family life was very difficult.

¡¡¡¡During the time I was ill, my wife had to endure both mental and economic pressures. Her health finally broke down, too, and her hair turned white. She developed many diseases, including a pelvic infection, enteritis, gastritis, and other diseases. The No. 301 Hospital suggested she be hospitalized, but our children and I needed her. If she had not found Falun Dafa, I'm not sure what we all would have done. Falun Dafa helped her to sustain the family. My wife began to practice Falun Dafa in 1995. Three months later, all of her diseases had totally disappeared. Her health completely recovered, and her hair gradually turned from white to black. I felt such happiness in my heart! When she practiced the sitting meditation at night, I felt a clear, strong energy coming from her. I was moved to read the two books Falun Gong and Zhuan Falun. The profound teachings of Teacher Li Hongzhi deeply moved me. I understood the reason for being a human being, the purpose of my life, and the reason for my illness. Falun Dafa woke me up from delusion.

¡¡¡¡We both became Falun Dafa practitioners. I tried hard to practice and genuinely cultivate myself according to the universal principle, ¡°Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.¡±

¡¡¡¡After six months of practice I had completely recovered. Since then my health has always been good. It is Falun Dafa that gave me a second chance at life. In December 1995, the work unit assigned me a new apartment. While remodeling it, I could carry a 50 kg bag of cement from the first floor to the fifth floor. I did not feel any fatigue in over 20 days of work. I felt I had endless strength. In fact, I am even stronger than before I got ill. In the spring it was time to plant trees. As a veteran Party member and also a Falun Dafa practitioner, I tried to do some of the heavy work like digging the hole for planting the tree. The hole was 1.5 square meters wide and 1.5 meters deep with a lot of big rocks. I worked hard, and I was able to finish more than what I was asked to do.

¡¡¡¡Falun Dafa teaches us that a practitioner should always be a good person. In the work unit I did the dirty and tough jobs and considered others first all the time. I gave up the pursuit of fame and personal interest. In March of this year, the supervisor told me that they wanted to suggest my name to the authorities as a candidate for ¡±outstanding worker.¡± Compared to veteran employees who had worked as long as I had, my rank was two grades lower. Before practicing Falun Dafa, I had complained a lot about that because I felt my contributions were disproportionate to my rewards. Since I became a practitioner, I have tried to take fame and self-interest lightly and truly be a good person. I told the supervisor, ¡±I am not qualified for the title of outstanding worker.¡¡I have been on sick leave for a year and a half. The work unit has paid so much money for my medical expenses. I have already received so much. Please give this opportunity to someone else.¡± In June, when the Science Research Office asked me to write an article, ¡±Good Party Members around Me¡± for the half-year work evaluation summary, I left this honor for others.

¡¡¡¡Falun Dafa has not only saved my life, but it has also purified my spirit.